First Class Treatment

Taking his first unofficial visit to Madison to watch Wisconsin's spring practice and get a tour of the facilities, Muller quarterback Jonny Miller shares his experience with Badger Nation.

Badger Nation: What did you do while you were in Madison?

Jonny Miller: Friday, when I got there, I talked to Coach Chryst and Coach B (Bielema), and they gave me a basic tour. I met the weight lifting coach and I saw, basically, the players lifting. Then I met with an academic advisor and we talked about what Wisconsin has to offer academically. Then Friday again, I went and watched film with four of the quarterbacks and Coach Chryst in coach Chryst's film meeting room. We watched film on the practice from the day before and how the players did, and we went over that. I thought that was interesting to see.

On Saturday, I went to the scrimmage. Again after that we had one last meeting with Coach B and then Coach Chryst drove me and my family around and kind of saw Madison. Looked around and I loved it. I had a great time. The coaches really treated us great. It was a great time.

Badger Nation: Did anything stand out about the visit?

Miller: I mean I loved the coach's office overlooking the stadium, but the big part was probably the stadium. I was just blown away by how big it was. It really kind of was eye opening to see that. Just everything about this town, the people there, you can obviously see that Madison is a great college football town and a great college town in general. I loved the indoor facility and I know they are putting in a new weight room and new locker room. It was all great though. I loved it.

Badger Nation: Did you have a chance to meet any of the players? Did you have a host?

Miller: I didn't get a host. All of the players would came up to me and say "Hey, how is it going?", they were all real friendly and real cool, and asked me if I was going to commit. They talked to me about Wisconsin a little bit. They were all cool and I liked them. It felt really like a home environment, not just an out of state college. It kind of felt like I was at home, even though I was a ways away from Colorado.

Badger Nation: What did your parents think about the trip?

Miller: My mom and my dad both loved it.

Badger Nation: What did you think of Coach Chryst?

Miller: I loved him. The way him and his players interacted, I mean, I really got to see him and the quarterbacks go over film and how they interact. Just not from a visiting standpoint, but more everyday atmosphere, and how he acts with his players. I liked him a lot. I thought he was a really good coach. I could just tell. He is a big X's and O's guy. I liked him a lot.

Badger Nation: How does this affect your recruitment and your time table for making a decision?

Miller: I would say that it definitely puts some pressure on some other schools. When I was out there, I could definitely see myself going there. I didn't want to commit, just because I don't want to make a decision that I would regret or anything like that. I just want to make sure that it was the right place for me and the right place for my family. And that if I do decide to go to Wisconsin that it's going to fit all of my needs and that I won't have any regrets about it.


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